TacomaScene.com's Memorial to Metal Profit David Wayne in honor his daughter, Tonya Lee


David Wayne Metal Profit


"Thank you so very much for your soaring and influential vocals. Your music was indeed truly incomparable." ~ a fan ~ DWMC website - May 11, 2005


David Wayne
January 1, 1958 - May 10, 2005

David Wayne Carnell
1/1/58 - 5/10/05

Born in Renton, Washington, Dave was a son to Billie and Verna, and an older brother to Doug, Dennis, and Darrell. After a tour with the US Army as a field medic, he ventured into a profession that impassioned him, that of being a lead vocalist for heavy metal bands including METAL CHURCH, REVEREND and WAYNE. At age 47, he died at his home in Tacoma, Washington and was laid to rest in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver, Washington.

After his passing, his brothers and members of his family got together and shared memories of growing up. Everyone laughed. Later, friends shared their stories and we laughed some more. He will be sorely missed by those who had the opportunity to know him.

He was also a father, my father.  I believe with all my heart I will see him again, but until then…he will be missed.

Tonya Lee



David Wayne

January 1, 1958 - May 10, 2005

This is a very sad, sad day. At this moment I'm in total shock about this tragedy. I feel the music world has lost a legendary and unique talent. He will be missed greatly by all.

My sincere condolences go out to all his friends, family and fans.

Godspeed to you, Dave.

-Kurdt Vanderhoof



A David Wayne Commemorative in honor of his daughter, Tonya Lee